Anxiety is Real and So Are Solutions

The rates of mental health related issues are skyrocketing. Never have we known such fragile states of mental health as we do right now. Particularly in children and young adults. It is now estimated that the level of mental stress teenage girls live with is equivalent to what would put a grown woman in a

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The Folly of Emotional Reasoning

The Folly of Emotional Reasoning

Individual Therapy Sterling, VA Today’s post is another in my series on cognitive distortions — problematic ways of thinking that can lead unhealthy self-talk and to problems in interpersonal relationships. You can catch up on my previous posts on cognitive distortions (mind-reading, personalization, black or white thinking, negative filtering) if you’ve missed those in the

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The Emotional Impacts of Filing for Bankruptcy

Filing for bankruptcy can be an emotional event, in addition to resulting in a hit to a person’s self esteem. Sense of self, worth and identity are frequently tied to a person’s financial status. Filing for bankruptcy can diminish someone’s confidence and even make them question their ability to handle money properly in the future.

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Therapy for Car Crash Victims

There are many reasons why a person decides to begin therapy. One of the more common reasons is because they have experienced a traumatic event, such as a motor vehicle accident. Millions of people are involved in vehicle crashes each year. Many suffer serious and catastrophic injuries in these crashes. But studies show that even

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All or Nothing vs. Shades of Gray

All or Nothing vs. Shades of Gray

Couple Therapy Sterling, VA This week’s blog post takes us back to our tour of cognitive distortions, or problematic ways of thinking that can get in the way of healthy relationship functioning. As I’ve shared in some of my previous posts (Don’t Take it Personally, Change Your Filter), these irrational thought patterns disrupt healthy self-talk

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